Academic Catalog

Applied Mathematics (BS)

Program Description

The BS in Applied Mathematics is a flexible, yet demanding, interdisciplinary major designed for students interested in careers involving the applications of mathematics and statistics in other fields.

In addition to completing coursework in mathematics, you must select a field of concentration in which mathematics is applied and complete coursework in both fields. Example programs of study can be found on the Mathematics Department website. Fields of concentration could include Data Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Physics, or any field where mathematics and statistics are utilized. Many students majoring in Applied Mathematics also choose to complete a minor or double-major in the applied field.

Upper-division courses in the applied field will typically have lower-division prerequisites not listed in the credit total. Depending on the choice of concentration, you may have as many as 25 credits of necessary lower-division course work outside the major.